The average individual with some college education earns about 19% more than a person who has only completed high school*. Click on the "Go" button to get started on your career training.
* SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Study, Current Annual Social and Economic Supplement http://www.census.gov/cps
The Electrician program can provide you with the necessary technical, scientific, communication, and interpersonal skills for successful employment. You can be prepared for residential, industrial, and commercial tasks in this vital field.
The commercial and residential electrical industries are constantly evolving as new industry demands require increased skill sets for electricians. Graduates need the necessary core and specialty skills to successfully meet electrician standards and be embraced by the marketplace.
Through the Electrician diploma program, students can learn skills of electrical safety, tools and theory, the National Electrical Code (NEC), conduit bending, residential and commercial wiring, power distribution, advanced code concepts and motors, industrial controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), personal development, jobsite management, fire and security alarms, voice, data, TV, signaling systems and fiber optics. Laboratory experience is an integral part of the program.
Graduates of the Electrician diploma program should be qualified for entry-level or trainee positions with employers of commercial and residential electricians, preventive maintenance electricians, production electricians, bench electricians, repair electricians, industrial maintenance electricians, programming electricians, maintenance technicians, field service electricians, installation electricians, and any manufacturing industry or market sector employer that has a need for electricians.
Upon successful completion of all program modules, students may be awarded a diploma.
A solid background in the theory and technology of the electrical field can expand your knowledge base and provide an advantage with career advancement.
The training you can receive may provide you with employment opportunities in industrial maintenance and automation, as well as new construction electrical work.
NOTE: Graduates must apprentice for an electrician for a certain amount of time before becoming eligible to take the exam to become a licensed electrician. Amount of time varies by state. In California only: Graduate must obtain state certification as a Trainee from the State. Forms can be found at www.dir.ca.gov.
* Schedules subject to change. Program versions may vary by campus. Please contact the campus for current programs and schedules.
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